Shaking up the World of Education - Oplerno presentation for Sanoma

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Oplerno was invited by Sanoma to speak to their accelerator program about their way to achieve financing and launch a revolution.

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Shaking up the World of Education - Oplerno presentation for Sanoma

  1. 1. WE ARE NOT SOLICITING FOR FUNDS RIGHT NOW DISCLAIMER
  2. 2. My Begin Today Oplerno Investors Our Solution
  3. 3. WhoamI? Daniël W. Crompton ● First sale age: 6 ● Number of Companies: > 5 ● Burn rate: 100k/y
  4. 4. MyLastStartup?
  5. 5. WhereOplernostarted Rob Skiff ● Vermont Commons School co-founder ● Pursuing Ed.D. Dan Kirk ● Adjunct lecturer ● Student advisor ● University staff member Daniël ● Autodidact ● Developer
  6. 6. WhatisOplerno? Revolutionary! Disruptive! Transparent! Pure Market
  7. 7. Online Learning Platform Platform through which students can earn: College Credit* *accreditation pending Whatisit?Really?
  8. 8. DifferentfromMOOCs Transfer of Course Credits Much smaller classes More Student - Faculty Interaction
  9. 9. Whatweare?Really! Business Model E-commerce Two Sided Market Faculty Generated Content
  10. 10. Thatmeansweneed...
  11. 11. Firstfunding: ● Rob ● Rob's family ● Savings ● Contracted, trusted team labor
  12. 12. For most funding you need a few things: Traction Good Team Good Story Value Prop Reasonable Goal* *) don't try to fund an ENTIRE project via crowd funding if the project is very big WhyamItellingyou?
  13. 13. 6monthsagowehad A Good Idea A Good Team Some Promises A Goal To an investor that really means: Nothing!
  14. 14. FundingAngels? come back when you have traction come back when you have a community come back when you have content
  15. 15. Waitaminute... Are they giving us feedback? What does that mean we need?
  16. 16. Investorsaretellingus
  17. 17. Weneedaccreditation! CATCH-22
  18. 18. Weareamovement! COMMUNITY!!!
  19. 19. Gettingcommunity? CROWD FUNDING!
  20. 20. CrowdFundingGoals Getting the Crowd requires Goal! Create a community! ● Recruit Faculty ● News coverage where it matters ● Get Known Amongst True Believers ● Earn Money
  21. 21. CrowdFunding-MVP Products are being tested Products are being sold
  22. 22. Result Our One True Metric: Faculty Recruitment 70+ Faculty
  23. 23. NextStepInvestment? Do we still need investors?
  24. 24. Thanksforhavingme! QUESTIONS? www.oplerno.com @webhat CC-BY: https://www.flickr.com/photos/svtherland/4608057165 https://www.flickr.com/photos/danebrian/5086248223 https://www.flickr.com/photos/serzhile/8416571607

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